Flower parade shop window competition launched

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Shops and businesses in Spalding are being called upon to make the town’s last ever flower parade one to remember.

Today, the Lincolnshire Free Press in conjunction with South Holland District Council economic development services, is launching a very special window dressing competition.

We are asking town centre staff to let their imaginations run riot to come up with a creative masterpiece on the same theme of the parade – Let’s Celebrate.

Up for grabs is a special trophy for first, second and third places, as well as cash prizes for the three winners’ charity of choice.

The winner will receive £100, second place £50 and third place £25.

Nigel Burch, at economic development services, said: “There always used to be a best dressed window competition for shops over the flower parade weekend and we thought it would be nice to bring it back for one last fling for the final flower parade.

“We have such brilliant shops in Spalding and the competition is a way of supporting that and rewarding them for their innovation and creativity.

“It’s another way of them showcasing their design talents and we hope as many as possible will enter what has, in the past, been a very popular competition.”

We are asking shops wishing to take part to nominate themselves by Monday, April 22.

Windows must be dressed by Monday, April 29, ready for our photographer to take a picture in the week running up to the flower parade on May 4.

We will then run all the pictures the week following the flower parade and the public will be asked to vote for their favourite.

To enter, fill in the form in today’s Free Press and return it to us by Monday, April 22.